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Hi Rich, and welcome.
I once considered getting a Melody Maker. If I recall correctly, the tuning (by that I mean the note layout) is not quite the same as a standard diatonic. I think this was so you could play melodies without having to bend any notes.
This might be an issue if you rely on tabs written for standard diatonics.
Hey folks, I'm back after a hectic period at work (and home) lasting too many months, meaning I could hardly even play harmonica - let alone post on the forum. Will try my best to becoming more active again...
Dexer, congrats! You have a gift for making harmonicas look their best in your photos. My Manji never looked that good, but I still like the way the comb looks like dairy fudge.
I'm very excited by the arrival of my first Manji. It looks and sounds great. I was able to get this Manji delivered for about $20.00 less than the cost of Marine Band. I'm a big fan of Suzuki harps and they haven't let me down. A demo video will follow when I can find the time to make a recording (it's a busy day).
Hello All... I'm a new member here (obviously). I've been playing harmonica for about 20 years now. Mostly Blues & Rock.
I posted a question in the "Hardware" section about what tubes to use for my '59 RI Bassman amp - Plz check that if you're knowledgeable.
I will check in here fairly regularly and offer any help/advice that seems fitting, as well as look to you folks for direction as needed.
Hi - I'm a new member here. I'm looking for the ideal Tube combination for my '59 (re-issue) Bassman amp. It was built in '95 or '96. Does anyone here have that knowledge, or know where to go to get it..? Thanks in advance.
I think Song a month would be Great ,where is the song ?
Interesting enough we can articulate the notes the same way with or without the tongue blocking aspect (cept tongue slaps of course)
We used to get one month free lessons with the purchase of hohner awhile ago I don;t know if they still do it.
One of the pieces of advice he gave that I liked quite a bit was to also practice doing the bends as softly as possible. It helped dispel a lot of the descriptions of drawing extra hard to do a bend on a note.
I like his playing quite a bit, though I think he is a tongue block only guy, he certainly is a fine player.
Sure, Eric! I'll put it on the list of suggestions and it will come up for a vote soon! Thanks!
What has happened to the rest of my message,it hasn't been printed? It should read as such."I Love You Because" I believe it is a "Jim Reeves Hit"What are your feelings on this.Eric33
Hi Keith, If it happens to be a tune that I know and you can't find the tab music for it,I may be able to help as I have a good memory and repertoire for music from the 30s to the 70s.Chromatic of course.I am one of the old School and not in tune with the music of today.There is one new tune that comes to mind for the new Song a Month group.I.E:- I Love you BIG HORSE.
Another chromatic (hopeful) player here.
I have Swan (10/40) & Hohner (12/48 & 14/56); (plus diatonic Special 20 that was my first purchase).
That makes sense, Marcy, & thanks.
It is difficult enough trying to learn the chromatic, without having also at the same time trying to learn diatonic for this group.
We just have to convert the tabs from diatonic to chromatic & this may help with that
Welcome to HC. Be a melody player, I am just sharing my experience that you may check with Seydel Orchestra-S,
Orchestra Tuning which I have been playing(Key-G) since last one year and Hohner Golden Melody(not in my collection),
Equal Tuning, played a month back.
Both above are good looking and nice for melody playing repeat melody playing.